EA dropping online passes

#1GoombaXPosted 5/15/2013 10:25:52 PM
http://www.gamespot.com/news/ea-dropping-online-passes-report-6408426
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#2Baha05Posted 5/15/2013 10:26:47 PM
Well that's good, guess they finally saw that consumers didn't like that BS
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#3squatch22Posted 5/15/2013 10:28:34 PM
What are they being replaced by?
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#4biggy204Posted 5/15/2013 10:28:37 PM
Now if all the other devs did that, no one would have to pay an extra 10 bucks for their used game that is online heavy.
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#5_FalstaffPosted 5/15/2013 10:28:43 PM
“We’ve listened to the feedback and decided to do away with it, moving forward.”

Translation: We're losing money somewhere and decided this was probably one of the causes. Please keep giving us your money now.

Can't say I'm not glad they're dropping them, but their explanation is very shallow and transparent, just like you would expect from any megacorporation.
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#6KaiserWarriorPosted 5/15/2013 10:30:12 PM
EA Senior Director of Corporate Communications John Reseburg posted...
“Initially launched as an effort to package a full menu of online content and services, many players didn’t respond to the format,” Reseburg said. “We’ve listened to the feedback and decided to do away with it, moving forward.”


Translated from corporatese: "Not even modern mainstream gamers were swallowing our ******** scheme to rob people that picked up the game second-hand by locking off standard features to re-sell to every new hand the game comes to, so we took it out."

Maybe now I can start considering the idea of purchasing modern games again.
#7Kentaro21Posted 5/15/2013 10:31:21 PM
Good step, but it'll take more than that to redeem themselves.
#8YoyokuKOPosted 5/15/2013 10:31:56 PM
"Hobblestone my good sir, those used gamers are missing out on our DLC and microtransactions. I say, and must say, I want their money"
#9BalancelessPosted 5/15/2013 10:33:23 PM
In other words, either EA is going to put more emphasis on digital distribution, or Microsoft and Sony's new offerings are going to have some feature that inherently prevents games from being traded at all.
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#10Boclfon479Posted 5/15/2013 10:35:07 PM
squatch22 posted...
What are they being replaced by?


offline passes?